Carl Hubbell, who won 253 games as a left-handed pitcher for the New York Giants, died two days after being critically injured in an automobile accident. He was 85.
Hubbell most remembered for striking out five future Hall of Famers in a row in the 1934 All-Star Game, lost control of his car Saturday while driving near his Mesa, Ariz. home, and the vehicle struck a metal pole. He died of head and chest injuries.
Hubbell, nicknamed "King Carl," was one of the top pitchers of the 1930s, winning 21 or more games five years in a row and earning the Most Valuable Player Award with a 26-6 record in 1936.